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Creating Happy Clients Is Not Enough
by Tony Vidler        Creating and keeping happy clients IS essential for the success of a professional practice.  There is no question about that.  But is it enough to help a practice grow at a greater than industry average pace?   I don’t believe so.   Being a great practitioner and running an efficient & […]
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Make your professional designations mean something to clients
by Tony Vidler        Why aren’t more financial advisers using their professional designations and qualifications better? There is no doubt that there has been an increasing proportion of advisers pursuing professional designations, and an increasing number of niche choices in doing so, and there are more advisers with more acronyms than ever before.   Do […]
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Is Your Marketing Budget As Big As Your Dream?
by Tony Vidler        Nobody likes a budget – even financial advisers don’t. But a marketing budget for your business is a good budget…it’s an investment in growth.  Even well established advisory firms usually want growth as they usually  want to do more business with higher value and more challenging client cases. For early stage […]
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How To Become A Recognised Expert
by Tony Vidler        Many financial advisers would like to become a recognised expert in a particular area, and for many of them this is a genuine opportunity which they should pursue. The competency, depth of knowledge or mastery of subject, and professionalism are all there more often than not.  They are already actually experts […]
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Make Your Marketing A Money Machine
by Tony Vidler        One of the essentials for practice growth is to build a marketing machine that keeps producing money.  A money machine which is a combination of mini-systems and components that keeps the whole motor running at full speed.   Most professionals have elements of the marketing machine…but just elements.  They haven’t built […]
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Strategic Alliances are Smart Marketing
by Tony Vidler        It is hard work perhaps but creating strategic alliances is one of the smartest business building moves a practice can make.  Perhaps it is because it is not an easy or quick thing to do that so many professional services businesses never do it, but those that do reap the rewards […]
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Incentives For Clients: What is appropriate?
by Tony Vidler        What incentives are appropriate for encouraging clients to refer other clients?  Are incentives appropriate at all?   Some would even ask “Why provide incentives at all?  Surely if the product or the advice is good value in itself then no further incentive is needed?”   These questions around incentives for promotions […]
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How to get your prospects attention…and keep it.
by Tony Vidler        Sad but true apparently:   The average Goldfish has a greater attention span than the average human reader.   That presents a bit of a challenge when it comes to us getting prospects’ attention and then holding it long enough to make our point and get them interested in engaging with […]
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When you cannot think of a better way to market yourself, try this…
by Tony Vidler        When all else fails and you are at a loss to market your particular value as an adviser, the safest marketing path is to sell “convenience”.   We all know, because we all do it, it is simply more convenient to go to the supermarket than an array of specialty shops.  […]
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Professional Selling: It is a real thing!
by Tony Vidler        Professional and selling are apparently 2 words which according to many just don’t go together these days…except they really do.  I’ll go further in fact and say that professionals MUST be selling, but, selling must be professional.   While there is an absolute requirement to place the clients interests above all […]
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